Tomahawk Service Station

On September 23, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
Tomahawk Service Station

Tomahawk Service Station (click to enlarge)

Here is the Tomahawk Service Station located in Mountainair, NM.  The building is located two blocks from the Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monuments visitor center.  When I first saw this building, it reminded me of the Pixar Disney movie Cars.  In my mind I could imagine Mater, Luigi, and Ramone hanging out in front waiting for Lighting McQueen to come in for a tire change.

The actual building is more of an adobe color.  To make my image different from everyone else’s, I converted the building to black and white and left the sky its natural blue.  I don’t know if I really like the image it this way, but it is different.

Tomahawk Service Station: N34 31 10.16 W106 14 27.61

Column Speleothem, Carlsbad Caverns

On September 20, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
Column Speleothem

Column Speleothem (click to enlarge)

One last image from the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns.  This is a column speleothem (or cave formation to us non-scientists) from Carlsbad Caverns.  Unlike stalactites and stalagmites, a column speleothem reaches from the cavern’s floor to ceiling.

This column has many interesting features such as scrolls in the upper left, and what look like roots, or inverted jellyfish along the left.

Carlsbad Caverns: N32 10 38.97 W104 26 34.32

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Black and White Stalactites, Carlsbad Caverns NM

On September 16, 2017, in New Mexico, by admin
Black and White Stalagtites

Black and White Stalactites (click to enlarge)

This image comes from the Big Room at Carlsbad Caverns.  The brighter stalactite formation on the left is named The Chandelier.  The Big Room is the one you roam around during the self-guided tour.  One could spend hours in the Big Room photographing the various formations.

I like the black and white version of this image much better than the color one.  The black and white image places emphasis on all of the pointy stalactites.  In the color image, the points kind of get lost within the natural brown and tan colors.

Carlsbad Caverns: N32 10 38.97 W104 26 34.32

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